Britney Spears' mom disputes that she sold singer's childhood dolls and journals: 'That would be cruel'

Lynne Spears said she's willing to send her daughter the childhood items because she knows "how much they mean" to Britney.

Following the publication of Britney Spears' memoir The Woman in Me, the pop icon's mother, Lynne Spears, has refuted claims about the family's actions her daughter wrote about in the book.

"I'm not sure who told you I got rid of your dolls and journals but I would never do that!" Lynne, 68, wrote Thursday on Instagram, seemingly referencing portions of The Woman in Me that reportedly indicated she and the Spears family disposed of Britney's childhood possessions while she received mental health help throughout 2019.

"That would be cruel because I know how much they mean to you," Lynne continued, also tagging her 41-year-old daughter in the message, which contained photos of multiple dolls and a large black book. "They are special to me too because of the years we spent collecting them. Of course I still have your things, and I am happy to send them to you if you'd like me to. Please let me know and know how much I love you!"

A representative for Britney did not immediately respond to EW's request for comment.

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Lynne Spears and Britney Spears
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Lynne Spears and Britney Spears

Details of Britney and Lynne's relationship largely played out in public amid fallout from the legal case surrounding the pop star's controversial conservatorship, which stemmed from a highly publicized mental health crisis in the late aughts. The conservatorship, which began in 2008, was eventually terminated in November 2021, though Britney's relationship with her family — particularly with her father, Jamie Spears, and sister, Jamie Lynn Spears — remained strained in subsequent years.

Britney shared in May that she and Lynne reconciled during a visit at the "Toxic" performer's home.

"My sweet mama showed up at my door step yesterday after 3 years … it's been such a long time … with family there's always things that need to be worked out … but time heals all wounds !!!" Spears wrote on Instagram at the time.

While Britney strongly criticized Jamie Lynn online and within the pages of The Woman in Me, she also shared a positive sentiment over the summer in a social media post, revealing that she visited her sister while Jamie Lynn filmed an acting project.

"It was nice to visit my sister on set last week !!! I've missed you guys so much !!! Loyal girls stay home but it's so nice to visit family !!!" she shared on social media in June.

Read Lynne's message to Britney in the Instagram post above.

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